[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: And Villeins Ye Shall Remain
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II, pre-canon
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, with a couple of mildly slashy bits; references to Henry/Mary de Bohun and Richard/Robert de Vere that don't really affect the story
Warnings: fairly graphic discussion of severed heads, incessant monologizing, unsubtle dramatic irony, privileged people being all sad about being oppressors
Rating: PG for discussion of violence
Summary: Henry isn't coping very well with the aftermath of the Peasants' Revolt. Surprisingly, neither is Richard.
Notes: Many thanks to R. and A. for beta-reading, church-picking, and general support/handholding, and to M., who is largely responsible for most of my knowledge of the revolt. Details of events (insofar as they appear in this fic) are drawn from various chronicles, Nigel Saul's biography of Richard, and R.B. Dobson's book on the revolt, which is still fairly standard. The rumor about Richard letting the rebels into the Tower is drawn from Walsingham; I'm not sure whether it was actually current or just Walsingham maligning Richard after the deposition (it wouldn't be the only time he did this), but I couldn't resist mentioning it. Finally, I know the prompt asked for h/c, but I couldn't get Richard and Henry to have any sort of interaction that involves much comfort. They are essentially the opposite of it. I hope this will please nevertheless; it was fun to write.

Henry hasn't slept well since the rising. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Betwixt the Wind and His Nobility
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Henry IV, Part I
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Kate/Hotspur, Kate/1978 Cadillac, Bolingbroke, Northumberland
Warnings: Mild swearing, assault on a clerk, gratuitous Solitaire, sneaky Chicago reference, crack AU.
Rating: PG
Summary: Kate and Hotspur attempt to renew their drivers' licenses.

Betwixt the Wind and His Nobility )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: This Earth Shall Have a Feeling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, occasional others
Warnings: No common triggers. Contains self-loathing, loathing of other people, mild clockpunk elements, dead children, faulty understanding of religion, period attitudes toward sexuality, and unmerited resentment of dead people.
Rating: It's pretty close to G-rated. There is like one use of the word catamites.
Summary: For the first time in generations, England has a king without magic.
Notes: The bit about Edward I attempting to exhume Arthur is real, although its results are obviously not; the references to cramp-rings and touch-pieces are also basically accurate. Clockwork gardens were also a real thing, although quite a bit later than Richard II. Finally, I am infinitely grateful to everyone who held my hand while I was writing this fic and helped me to work out reasonably consistent rules for the magic.

What had always bothered Thomas the most was the bees. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: When Great Ones in Their Own Particular Motion
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character[s]/Pairing[s]: The Duke of Aumerle, Queen Isabel, Henry IV, Richard II.
Warnings: No warnings of a sexual nature; beyond that, the author prefers not to warn.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Richard is in prison. Isabel is in France. Aumerle hits on a useful answer and it changes everything.

My son: the sinner; may his concupiscence be every night rewarded. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: O Du Mein Holder Abendstern
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Characters: Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, Edward of York, mentions of Isabel, Harry Percy, Hal Monmouth, Robert de Vere, Queen Anne.
Warnings: Character death. AU. German Opera. Thoughts of suicide. Hesiod. Hunting. Slash. Het. Misquotes.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: No-one can save Richard from himself.
Notes:. Since this is an AU, the timescale and ages of the characters vary a little from canon – also some events simply do not take place.

O Du Mein Holder Abendstern. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Gimmors and Devices
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Fandom: Crossover between Richard II and Thomas of Woodstock
Characters: Eleanor de Bohun (Duchess of Gloucester), Brother Conrad, Thomas of Woodstock (Duke of Gloucester), John of Gaunt, Edmund of Langley (Duke of York), Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), Sir Henry Green, Sir John Bushy, Sir William Bagot, Martha, Rhisiart, Anne of Bohemia, Mafeo of Venice, Sir Robert Tresilian, assorted Entertainers
Word Count: 26048
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I most emphatically am not William Shakespeare. This should not come as a shock to anyone.
Prompt: Crackfic crossover between Richard II and Thomas of Woodstock. Preferably involving zombie!Greene, illicit shagging, and Richard with multiple personality disorder (since I really can't think of any other way to explain the brain transplant between the two plays. Aside from maybe an actual brain transplant or claiming Woodstock!Richard is in fact an android. Which would also work.).
Summary: Steampunk medieval, featuring Baconesque arcane computers, Eleanor de Bohun as a designer and builder of clockwork men called "brassheads,"  Brasshead! Richard II, Dominican monks as "revivifiers," Franciscans as "mechanical scientists" and "prognosticators," and Green (Richard II's lover) as a power-hungry mad scientist. Also contains multiple viewpoints, implied robot sex, one zombie and hot air balloons.
Warnings (if any): First, one marriage between an adult man and a child is mentioned--that of Thomas of Woodstock and his wife Eleanor de Bohun, who married him at ten. From what I've been able to discover, Thomas behaved toward Eleanor as a brother to a much younger sister until she was old enough to bear children--and they genuinely seem to have loved each other as adults. There's no sex described, but this still might be triggery for some people. Second, there is mistaken identity!sex with two other couples as a plot point. Third, there's mention of mind control...which is deliberately creepy.
Author's Notes: (if any) The title is from this line in Henry VI, Part 1. Reignier, the Duke of Anjou and titular King of Naples, says this of the English army:

I think, by some odd gimmors or device
Their arms are set like clocks, stiff to strike on;
Else ne'er could they hold out so as they do.
By my consent, we'll even let them alone.

I love that Shakespeare is talking about a clockwork (or at least a cyborg) army.
Oh, and "gimmors" is an archaic word. We aren't sure what it meant; "gimmick" or "gimcrackery" seem to be the closest definitions.
***
The first two clockwork men were only toys, a Christmas gift for a ten-year-old boy king that its designer began on the day the lad was crowned. )

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[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Pity My Picture Burning
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aka_centimetre2
Play: Richard II
Rating: R
Pairings: Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Anne, Henry/Mary.
Warnings: Angst, possible crime, allusions to suicide attempt, possible self-injury triggers, reference to past child abuse.
Summary: In 1983, an acclaimed English artist dies in mysterious circumstances, far from home. Fourteen years later, it's time to revisit the story.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to my very kind beta readers.

The other man sat across from him, his hands flat on the sticky tabletop.  )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Unexpected
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Henry Bolingbroke, Richard/others (implied)
Warnings: M/M sex, 2nd person POV
Rating: R
Summary: You remember when you were his favorite, and he yours.

Richard is tall. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Burnt Offering
Author: [livejournal.com profile] absinthe_shadow
Play: Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] faithhopetricks
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle (with references to Richard/Anne and Henry/Mary).
Warnings: Angst and some ickiness.
Rating: R
Summary: February 1413, July 1399: Henry and Aumerle. And, of course, Richard.

His glittering arms he will commend to rust )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Brittle Glory
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] absinthe_shadow
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Henry Bolingbroke, with subsidiary Richard/Anne of Bohemia and Richard/Robert de Vere
Warnings: There isn't really anything here that's any more disturbing than canon. Though there is a vague reference to ass-pokering (well, strictly speaking it only mentions the poker and not the ass, but we know where that poker is going).
Rating: PG
Summary: Kingship really, really messes people up.
Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire for beta-reading, and to [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd and [livejournal.com profile] commodorified for moral support.

The first time Henry saw Richard after his father's death he was alone in the oratory, sitting on the floor rather than kneeling at a prie-dieu like you were supposed to do in a chapel, and before he could leave Richard turned and saw him and then he was trapped. )

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